Halal Love Story is a comedy-drama film that released on 15th October on Amazon Prime Video, a Malayalam language film that showcases the process of film-making. The audience has showered love for the movie and is appreciating the creation of such cinema in today’s day. Halal is the story of a group of film lovers and how they leave no stones unturned to fulfill their dream of shooting a film.
The film stars Indrajith Sukumaran, Jojo George, Grace Antony, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Soubin Shahir and Sharaf U Dheen in its pivotal roles. Lauding the performances of actors and the storyline, few fans have taken to their social media accounts to show love.
A fan shared on his social media, “#HalalLoveStory is probably the finest Indian OTT film I’ve seen (after Cargo and CU Soon). Zakariya is a rare filmmaker who can use humour to portray broader issues.”
#HalalLoveStory is probably the finest Indian OTT film I've seen (after Cargo and CU Soon). Zakariya is a rare filmmaker who can use humour to portray broader issues.
— Aravind (@aravinddodge) October 14, 2020
Another fan shares,” #HalalLoveStory is clearly the best film of 2020 yet! Watch this gem on @PrimeVideoIN So much to talk about, review coming soon. #HalalLoveStoryOnPrime”
— Nona Prince (@gursikander) October 15, 2020
Furthermore a fan says, “Saw a beautiful movie that makes me proud that I come from a land that makes some of the best content in Indian cinema right now. Keep rocking, Molly wood!”
Saw a beautiful movie that makes me proud that I come from a land that makes some of the best content in Indian cinema right now. Keep rocking, Mollywood!
— Sreeju Sudhakaran (@sree_thru_me) October 14, 2020
On his social media account, another fan shares,” A feelgood comedy about keeping the faith in cinema and life #HalalLoveStory #HalalLoveStoryOnPrime @Indrajith_S @parvatweets #ParvathyThiruvothu”
— Abhishek Abraham (@AbhishekAbraha8) October 15, 2020
Another fan expresses love,” #HalalLoveStory is a gem of a film❤️.”
#HalalLoveStory is a gem of a film❤️.
— jithin mt (@yeda_AD) October 15, 2020
Some unending love by another fan sharing, “#HalalLoveStory does have all its heart at the right place. Subtle , Heart warming with strong performances from the entire cast. Loved @Indrajith_S and #Sharafudheen. But Grace Antony as Suhra ♥️. What a revelation . Long way to go girl !!
#HalalLoveStory does have all its heart at the right place.
Subtle , Heart warming with strong performances from the entire cast. Loved @Indrajith_S and #Sharafudheen.
But Grace Antony as Suhra ♥️. What a revelation . Long way to go girl !!
— 𝓝𝓸𝓸𝓻𝓲𝓮 (@noorieew) October 15, 2020
Another fan sends love and says, “#HalalLoveStory (Malayalam|2020) – PRIME. Great perf from d cast. Grace & Joju stands out. ‘Jigarthanda’ type movie within a movie subject. Subtle humor & emotions work.Sharafudheen your such an amazing actor. #HalalLoveStoryOnPrime #HalalLoveStory”
#HalalLoveStory (Malayalam|2020) – PRIME.
Great perf from d cast. Grace & Joju stands out. ‘Jigarthanda’ type movie within a movie subject. Subtle humor & emotions work.Sharafudheen your such an amazing actor.#HalalLoveStoryOnPrime #HalalLoveStory
— shifas (@_shifaz_) October 15, 2020
Fans have reiterated the fact that Halal Love Story is by far, the best OTT release of the year. A light-hearted comedy with a heavy impact on the audience. A family entertainer all in all. The film is directed by Zakariya Mohammed and it is believed that only he can manage to portray such a serious narrative with humor.
Bollywood trade analyst Komal Nahta says, “Nothing has changed and nothing will change ever after the lockdown lifts”
Trade analyst Komal Nahta feels that even with the ease in lockdown, things will still remain the same.
With the lockdown being lifted from almost every spheres of life, the entertainment industry is gearing back and trying to adapt to new normal. However Trade analyst Komal Nahta feels that even with the ease in lockdown, things will still remain the same.
Komal Nahta says he expected the world to be more compassionate, however things are still the same as per lockdown phase. Elaborating on the same, he said, “Nothing major has changed among the pandemic and nothing will change. I have 2 examples to convince you on the same. First example is that is of the Tamil film 800. Muttiah Muralitharan, a Sri Lankan cricketing sensation on whose life the film was supposed to be based titled, 800 signed Vijay Sethupathi for the film, who is a very well known actor of the Tamil cinema but he was compelled to resign from the film because of a major controversy and debate that arose around 800.”
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Explaining further and Quoting another example Komal adds , “Another example is of Laxmmi Bomb. The film is set to release on an OTT platform during the Diwali week. An Indian Hindu outfit has raised an objection to the film’s title Laxmmi Bomb saying that it cannot have Laxmmi in the title because Goddess Laxmmi is a Hindu Goddess and so it hurts the sentiments of the Hindus. Of course Goddess Laxmmi is the Goddess of Wealth but if a girl can be named Laxmmi then why cant a film title say Laxmmi but this Hindu outfit has an objection to it. Their other objection is that in the film the hero is named Asif, a Muslim and the heroine is named Priya Yadav, a Hindu and its a love story between a Hindu and a Muslim which cannot be allowed. With such objections the outfit has asked for a ban on the film.”
Watch Komal Nahta’s video here:
Komal Nahta talks about the people as observed in the two examples above by concluding as, “We thought post the lockdown, the world would be a completely new place with more compassion and love towards each other. But right now the lockdown hasn’t been lifted completely and already conversations on rivalry have started.”
People had been locked inside their houses for so many months and a change in their behaviours and sentiments was a general expectation. Even with various issues being discussed on social media it has been observed that people had become more accepting and open to change in their mindsets but in reality this is not entirely true.
Critically acclaimed films that showcase the process of film-making through their own film. Check out!
Some projects are created in a way, that is not just beautiful but also, artistically thought provoking with their concept. Ever wondered what goes behind those perfect camera shots? Well, an entire army of talented people and if you want to watch the process of film-making in a film, captured intrinsically as well as having critical acclaim to its credit then these are the top picks for you.
The Nitin Kakkar directorial celebrates the power of cinema. It’s not a dull moment in the entire film and mixing genres by giving the perfect Bollywood film, this isn’t worth a miss. The story is about how Sunny is taken hostage by a group of extremists who think they have bagged a member of the American media. Comparing his camera equipment with his abductors’ guns, the ebullient Sunny tries to highlight the similarities in their professions. “You shoot; we also shoot,” he explains. “You use magazines; so do we.”
Halal Love Story
The upcoming offering of Amazon has been making headlines since its announcement and by the promising trailer and starcast, this one’s not worth a miss! This will make you laugh until your belly hurts and show you some great unseen aspects of film making too. The Malayalam movie also shows the different hurdles in the path and how to overcome them and much more. The film will release on October 15th exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
This Marathi film is a classic and not to be missed out on. The film is India’s official entry for the Oscar’s foreign language film competition. Harishchandrachi Factory” is a complete delight. The film tells the story of Dadasaheb Phalke, often referred to as the father of Indian cinema, and how he came to make the first Indian film in 1913.
Luck by Chance
This is once again a classic which has showcased a lot of unseen aspects back in the day and how along with hardwork, luck also matters. The film was Zoya Akhtar’s directorial debut and worked great at the box office. We rarely have a realistic, entertaining film about a film industry and this one’s surely in the list of having one.
These timeless classics have made it special in the pages of history and are a must watch for everyone to learn much more about film making and the various aspects. This list is your go to when you are looking for quality cinema and an artistic eye!
URI: The Surgical Strike, Kabir Singh, Bharat, Super 30 graced 100 crore club! Saaho, Dream Girl, Chhichhore look promising
It has been a good year at the Box Office for Bollywood so far with some more big releases lined for for the rest of the year.
The year started with Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike crossing 100 crores easily and reached 244 crore in India. In February came Gully Boy as well as Total Dhamaal with Rs 134 and Rs 150 crores, respectively. In the month of March, Kesari crossed Rs 151 crores, in June Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat sailed at the box office with Rs 197 crore domestic collections. The same month, Kabir Singh became the highest-grossing film of the year so far with a collection of Rs 331.24 cr in India.
A month into the second half, Super 30 fetched Rs 150.43 crore in India. While the film is still running in some theatres, the final collection may see a slight increase in the numbers. This month has opened exceedingly well at the box office, with Mission Mangal and Batla House releasing on the same day. While the former has crossed Rs 107.56 crores in just five days, Batla House has reached to Rs 54.49 crores and with good word-of-mouth, it may touch Rs 100 cr club.
Even if they didn’t join the big three-digit order, there were projects that did well and almost got there. While Ajay Devgn-starrer De De Pyaar De made Rs 94 crores. Luka Chuppi at Rs 88 crores and Badla at Rs 87 crores were other big hits. Interestingly, three of the biggest flicks this year, Uri, Kabir Singh have set the cash registers ringing without any superstar power.
Here are some big upcoming releases:
The good days at the box office seem to be here to stay for the rest of the year, too, with Prabhas and Sharddha Kapoor’s Saaho, Nitesh Tiwari directorial Chhichhore, Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s much-awaited film War, Ayushman Khurranna’s Dream Girl on the anvil. Then, of course, there are multi-starrers Housefull 4 and Salman’s Dabangg 3 that have also generated a lot of excitement among the cine-goers. For more updates from Bollywood and show business keep reading CineBlitz.
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